Scaling TFS 2010 Beta 2

Mario Rodriguez recently wrote a paper on the best practices for scaling out TFS 2010. This document is still a draft. So, feedback is welcome. –Aaron Scaling Team Foundation Server 2010 Whitepaper.docx


How to move Reporting Services Off-Box in TFS 2008

One question that has come up recently is “On TFS 2008, how do I move just my Reporting Services off-box. While this can be difficult, it is possible by following the directions below 1.            Follow KB 842425 to move RS DB to a new instance. 2.            Ensure that you have a login for the TFS…


TFS 2010 Beta 1 Error TF31001, The ServicePointManager does not support proxies with the https scheme.

If, in TFS 2010 Beta 1, you are encountering the error TF31001: Cannot connect to Team Foundation Server at xxx.com. The server returned the following error: The ServicePointManager does not support proxies with the https scheme. You can find an article I wrote that discusses how to resolve this issue on my “personal” blog, located here: http://blogs.msdn.com/ablock/archive/2009/05/20/for-tfs-2010-beta-1-resolving-tf31001-the-servicepointmanager-does-not-support-proxies-with-the-https-scheme.aspx#comments


Upgrading to Team Foundation Server 2008 while Changing Servers

One of the most common problems that users encounter is how do I upgrade TFS 2005 to TFS 2008 and change servers at the same time.   Unfortunately, it is not possible to simultaneously upgrade and move in one fell swoop. So, in order to achieve this behavior you have three options: (1) upgrade your…


Setting up TFS with SSL/HTTPs

Another common problem that TFS admins often encounter is setting up TFS with SSL/HTTPs. You can find the official guide for setting up https here: http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/aa833873.aspx. If you aren’t familiar with setting up SSL on websites in IIS. Here are a few pointers which might be helpful: ·         If you already have a Server Authentication…


Move from one Environment to Another, Workgroup to Domain Move

About: In this type of move, you will not move any part of your TFS systems between machines, but instead will move your machine between environments. Most often this is used for moving from a workgroup to a domain. So, of the four steps described in the introduction (http://blogs.msdn.com/tfsao/archive/2009/02/20/server-change-we-can-believe-in.aspx, backup/install/restore/hookup), the only one we have is…


Move from a Single-Server to a Dual-Server

About: In this type of move, you will move your data-tier off of the same box as your application-tier. Note: the steps bellow do not describe how to move from a combined Application-/Data-Tier (Server A) to a new Application-Tier (Server B) and Data-Tier (Server C). We will discuss that move in a later post.  …


Move from One Hardware Configuration to Another

About: This type move, describes how to move your single-server system to new hardware.   Introduction: One of the main admin scenarios that customers have problems with is moving Team Foundation Server (TFS) between severs. I have constructed a series of blog postings that present overviews of the most common move scenarios. The introduction to…


Index of Server Moves

One of the main admin scenarios that customers have problems with is moving Team Foundation Server (TFS) between severs. I have constructed a series of blog postings that present overviews of the most common move scenarios. This page is an index of all of the overviews I have currently constructed.   Move Type URL Introduction…